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Somewhere in the near future, The Arena exists. In this ring, men with an 'aggression gene', with which they do not want to live any longer, can end their lives prematurely in a bout that is fought to the death.
Somewhere in the near future, exists The Arena. Here men with an 'agression gene' with which they want to live no longer, are being admitted to fulfil their wish to die. Through fights to the death, televised by the commercial sportschannel, lives are being ended before one's time. Temmink, one of the gladiators, wins his first fight, finds a friend in a colleague and falls in love with one of the prostitutes. He becomes a national hero and loses his will to die. But, once admitted to the The Arena, there is no return... Temmink was part of the Route 2000 project, four films focusing on the approaching millennium.